The flag of Azerbaijan at the rally. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot"

10 May 2018, 04:17

Azerbaijan: youth activist arrested on charges of drug dealing

Orkhan Bakhyshly, an activist of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was arrested for four months. He is accused of illegal drug dealing. The Party treats the charge as fabricated and politically motivated.

He was detained on May 7 in the mini-park of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences.

The charges against the activist have been fabricated by law enforcers, Ali Kerimli, the PFPA leader, believes.

Orkhan Bakhyshly was arrested on a political order, Ogtai Gyulyalyev, the head of the Centre for the Defence of Political Prisoners, is also sure.

The updated list of 161 Azerbaijani political prisoners was published by the above Centre on January 15.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

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